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Incorporating Modules into the i* Framework

  • Xavier Franch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6051)

Abstract

When building large-scale goal-oriented models using the i* framework, the problem of scalability arises. One of the most important causes for this problem is the lack of modularity constructs in the language: just the concept of actor boundary allows grouping related model elements. In this paper, we present an approach that incorporates modules into the i* framework with the purpose of ameliorating the scalability problem. We explore the different types of modules that may be conceived in the framework, define them in terms of an i* metamodel, and introduce different model operators that support their application.

Keywords

goal-oriented models imodularization modules scalability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Franch
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  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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